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Transferring / Re: Do 1st Sem. grades predict 2nd Sem. grades?
« on: February 27, 2009, 03:03:58 PM »
top 3% from a t40's school :)  Do a little search on LSD because there are a lot of EA threads with people that have been accepted through the program.  I couldnt imagine you wouldnt get in based on the quality of your school/grades, but Id imagine a lot depends on the number of applicants. 

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Transferring / Re: Do 1st Sem. grades predict 2nd Sem. grades?
« on: February 26, 2009, 08:46:47 PM »
Apply to GULC immediately as they take applicants after first semester.

Seconded.

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Transferring / Re: Do 1st Sem. grades predict 2nd Sem. grades?
« on: February 26, 2009, 05:26:49 PM »
No.  Most of my friends, myself included, did really well the first semester and not as well the second semester.  As you have figured out, law school is a lot about learning how to successfully take an exam.  You were fortunate and learned early.  However, others will pick up the secrets, step up their game, and do significantly better their second semester.  You have to make sure you dont slack off in anyway this semester and that you try even harder.  You will need more detail in your exam answers and a generally much stronger analysis section to do that well again.  It is not difficult but wont be easy either.

oh, and congrats on the success so far :)  You clearly worked your butt off. 

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Current Law Students / Re: Lets cut the crap and take action!
« on: February 25, 2009, 07:54:10 AM »
I don't really care that much about money.  I've always had it when I really needed it, and I have saved almost my entire SA salary in case I run into financial problems.  I like to be happy and live comfortably.  You never know when you are going to die, so you have to enjoy yourself when you are alive.  I mean, don't get me wrong, I am not out blowing large amounts of money often.  I live in a studio, so space for purchases is limited.  But, I enjoy eating at nice restaurants.

That said, I could maintain my current life style without spending more than half of my after tax income, so I will hopefully pay down the outrageous loans fairly quickly.

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Current Law Students / Re: Lets cut the crap and take action!
« on: February 24, 2009, 09:40:53 PM »
thanks Jacy.

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Current Law Students / Re: Lets cut the crap and take action!
« on: February 24, 2009, 02:54:28 PM »
60K/year plus 20K from undergrad.  And, yea, I live a few blocks from the school and buy whatever I want when I want it (I do have SA money set aside though in case my firm delays start dates)

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Current Law Students / Re: Lets cut the crap and take action!
« on: February 24, 2009, 07:40:52 AM »
Jacy, how much do you have in loans?  just trying to predict my repayments (200K in loans plus interest)

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Current Law Students / Re: Lets cut the crap and take action!
« on: February 21, 2009, 01:23:30 PM »
you should get a job that pays better...

And, stop complaining about people whining about being broke and unemployed when you are complaining about being broke and underemployed.

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Current Law Students / Re: What constitutes "good grades"?
« on: February 16, 2009, 05:30:05 PM »
After reading this thread, I figured out why at least one person wasnt top 30% at that school...

Yeah, and you had to resort to personal attacks instead of attacking my argument.  I am still an Attorney-At-Law while you're still slaving away in law school.  Good luck to you in the real world:  you'll need it.

Sorry for the personal attack, I will keep personal attacks out of it (although you seemed to be pretty hypocritical in your reply). 

Regardless, your argument makes no sense.  If the same curve is used in the part time program as the full time program, like you said it was, the same amount of A's are given out in the part time as the full time.  Therefore, part time students are at absolutely no disadvantage in the class rankings compared to full time students.  You have exactly the same shot at getting the same grades.  It makes absolutely no sense to suggest that if the same curve is used and you are competing with only part time students that you are some how disadvantaged in the process.

Im still slaving away in law school?  I dont think so.  I already have a job lined up with a firm that pays 160K plus full market bonuses (not skadden bonuses but still good enough).  I have ten credits left to graduate, and I go to a school that fully embraces grade inflation.  At an absolute minimum, I will graduate top 15% of my class and be welcomed with open arms to the firm.

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Current Law Students / Re: What constitutes "good grades"?
« on: February 16, 2009, 04:44:17 PM »
After reading this thread, I figured out why at least one person wasnt top 30% at that school...

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